How an Internship Can Improve Your Gap Year – Even During a PandemicOctober 13, 2020
As you begin the college application process, keep in mind the benefits of adding a high school internship to the Activities section on the Common App. With 150 characters of space to fill, describing a meaningful internship experience will enhance your application. A high school internship not only provides you with real-world experience, but it also gives you the knowledge you need to decide the college (and major) that best suits you. Including a quality internship on your college application demonstrates that you are a dedicated student who takes education seriously – an asset to any college or university!
It’s no secret that college admissions have become more competitive than ever. So how do you set yourself apart from the competition? Having a 4.0 GPA and a course schedule filled with AP classes is not enough. Community involvement, philanthropy, extracurricular activities and – you guessed it – a high school internship can bring your application to the next level and help secure admission to the college of your choice.
InternWorks offers high school juniors, seniors, and college students the opportunity to intern both virtually and on site with vetted mentors. Our programs give you a customized internship that is aligned with your academic interests, skills, and aspirations. Is writing your thing? A journalism internship might be the perfect fit. Are you interested in using your social media skills? A marketing internship can teach you how that works in a professional setting. Is science your passion? You could study specimens in a lab or analyze geographical features in a national park system. The flexibility of our programs allows you to intern during the summer in one of our Summer60 programs or during the school year a few hours per week for 10-12 weeks. Unsure how you’ll fit in to a professional setting? We have it covered by teaching and coaching you in career-readiness skills. By the time you’re finished with the internship, you’ll be interviewing like a pro. So why not get a glimpse of a possible career? Not only will an internship help you decide what you might do someday in your career, but it will also give you a competitive advantage on your college application.